Quotation by Frank S. Nugent

So here they are, the dog-faced soldiers, the regulars, the fifty-cents-a-day professionals riding the outposts of the nation, from Fort Reno to Fort Apache, from Sheridan to Stark. They were all the same. Men in dirty-shirt blue and only a cold page in the history books to mark their passing. But wherever they rode and whatever they fought for, that place became the United States.
Frank S. Nugent (1908–1965), U.S. screenwriter, Laurence Stallings, and John Ford. Unseen narrator, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, voiceover at the end of the film (1949).

Based on the story "War Party" by James Warner Bellah.
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